Northern Cache Fires

A fire Saturday morning destroyed a small hay barn and two personal watercraft adjacent to the barn at 686 S 50 East in Hyde Park. A nearby boat was also damages by the fire. The approximately 15-by-20 foot building was fully involved when the first units arrives at about 930a.m. Units from Smithfield, North Logan, Logan and the Cache County Fire District responded tot he blaze that caused approximately $40-thousand dollars in damage. No one was injured. Smithfield Fire Chief Jay Downs said the exact cause of the fore could not be determined, but he believes it was accidental. The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire…..just as the main part of the fire was being extinguished, at 10:24a.m., another structure fire was reported at 86 E Center in Smithfield. Two engines from the Hyde Park fire were sent to Smithfield, along with units from Logan and an officer from Richmond. The 2nd fire was less serious in nature involving burnt food in the kitchen. Fire units helped blow smoke out of the home. Chief Downs applauded the professionalism displayed by all the responding agencies to be able to break free from one fire to respond to another, as well as the willingness and ability of neighboring agencies to help each other.

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